Sunday, April 13, 2014

MY LIFE | Vegas 2014

I haven't been to a wedding since I was a little tot in a pouffy flower girl dress so I was feeling pretty rusty when getting prepared for attending a wedding at 22. I was already pretty excited when I found out my aunt was getting married, but as a bonus, she was getting hitched in fabulous Las Vegas. I've been to Vegas before when I was younger, but there's only so much you can do as an underage tween.

In addition to my aunt putting a ring on it in Vegas last weekend, there were also tons of other big-time events going down at the same time (Academy of Country Music Awards and Michael Jordan's Celebrity Invitational, aka hello celebs!).

So I got to escape Toronto for a much-needed weekend vacation. I couldn't wait to see my family and take a break from school. Check out my Vegas experience:

We stayed at The Cosmopolitan hotel, which was more fabulous than I imagined. I went into the room to this view, so naturally, I felt like I was in heaven:

 At night:

I also fell in love with the hotel room decor:

You know who else was staying at my hotel? The one and only Juan Pablo, aka the most recent Bachelor! We ran into him and Nikki (the girl he chose in the end) outside the hotel waiting for a cab. Nice to see they're still together!

 This guy:

Juan Pablo aside, I was also obsessed with the food....

The brunch buffet at the Wicked Spoon in The Cosmopolitan was probably my favourite meal. I am a HUGE sucker for breakfast food. All day err day yo.

Time for the wedding! My little cousin is my favourite. He was the cutest ring bearer.


Had some free time to relax in style, sighhh [@ SAHRA Spa & Hammam]

Explored the hotels and saw Cirque du Soleil's 'KÀ'

Hi dad:

Obviously I had to bring out the gold, glitter and bling for a night out:

LEFT: My family likes to see how many small crevices I can fit into
RIGHT: Rockin out with KISS at John Varvatos

Fun at the Polaroid store:

Cool Porsche design display at ARIA, such a fancy schmany hotel

Definitely cannot wait to go back—this time with a group of 21+ friends.

- Christina
Follow my adventures on Twitter: @christinaaa28

FASHION | Mass Exodus 2014

Ryerson University is known for its kick-ass fashion program. I always admire the fashion students because they are so incredibly talented and passionate for their craft. They put a lot of hard work into making it to the end, which takes form in Mass Exodus.

Mass Exodus is the showcase of the graduating fashion design and communications students, with a fashion show and exhibit. Mass Exodus has become the world's largest student-run fashion show, which is pretty darn cool.

I was at last year's event and was excited to be in the audience once again on April 3 (last year's coverage HERE and HERE).

Take a look into Mass Exodus 2014:

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Fun with Fifth Harmony

Photo via Facebook
The cutest girl group Fifth Harmony made a visit to Toronto on tour with Demi Lovato and I was fortunate enough to hang out with them for a Faze Magazine cover shoot (they'll be our summer issue cover girls). Ally, Lauren, Dinah, Camila and Normani are all so incredibly sweet. It was so much fun, with lots of energy and impromptu dance moves.

Of course, Faze brought them cupcakes:

Friday, April 11, 2014

The Ryersonian RAPS Up + Hump Day Heroes #4

It's been an time at The Ryersonian and it feels weird to say that it's officially over! I spent six weeks as the live managing editor and it was a great experience. I worked with an awesome team and I'm pretty proud of what we were able to produce during our Sonian stint. We became like a little j-school family and we often wore coordinated outfits....

Sunday, April 6, 2014

EVENT | Faze Magazine's Glow Girl 2014

It's been a super busy time, so I know this post is a little late.....

Faze Magazine hosted its Glow Girl prom prep event last month and it was such a fun time. Lots of awesome performances, special guests, and fab makeup and hair stations. I was the videographer lead at the event, so stay tuned for the video to come! Degrassi's Luke Bilyk was our charming host and we had performances by:

Jordan McIntosh 


Saturday, March 29, 2014

GIVEAWAY | March Goodies [CLOSED]

I can't believe it's almost April...seriously, time is just flying by! Anyways, I've got one more giveaway just before March ends, so here's what's up for grabs this week:

EVENT | Midnight MRKT

Last Friday, I checked out the Midnight MRKT, a cool pop-up style shopping event at 461 King St. West. The space featured lots of unique businesses, from baked goods and tater tots to vintage jewelry and graphic T-shirts. It had a great vibe, with music (Johnny Hockin was spinning when I popped by), lots of people, and free donuts.

The donuts:
These babies were free if you 'liked' the Giftagram Facebook page (also, entry to the event itself was free if you downloaded the Giftagram app)

The tunes:

Hump Day Heroes #3: What should I wear on a first date?

This week on Hump Day Heroes, David and I got a question about what a guy should wear on a first date. Here's what we had to say:

PS - in other exciting news, HDH got our first ad in the newspaper!!

Missed an episode? Catch up here>>

- Christina
Follow my adventures on Twitter: @christinaaa28

Friday, March 28, 2014

FASHION | Hilary MacMillan @ WMCFW

Photo via Facebook
I ended up going to one show at WMCFW last week and it was for Hilary MacMillan's Fall 2014 collection on Friday, March 21.

GIVEAWAY | Win tickets to Sampology @ Electric Owl TONIGHT! [CLOSED]

Photo via Facebook
Hey Vancity! I've got a last minute giveaway for you to check out Australian DJ Sampology's show tonight at Electric Owl. This is Samplogy's first-ever Vancouver performance (AV show) and it should be a lot of fun!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

CollegeFashionista March Madness Round 3!

Thanks for your help everyone—I made it to the next round of CollegeFashionista's March Madness competition! The top 16 have been selected and we had to submit a new photo. Help me out by clicking the link below and liking my new photo! The top eight with the most likes by tomorrow at midnight will move on to the next round.

Fingers crossed!
- Christina
Follow my adventures on Twitter: @christinaaa28

EVENTS | The Shops at Aura

I love living downtown because there's always something cool going on somewhere nearby. Last week, The Shops at Aura launched a pop-up shop market, bringing in local, up-and-coming businesses to the lower floor of the AURA building at Yonge & Gerrard. It was a fun party, with a DJ, entertaining buskers, sweet treats, and drinks. The shops ran from March 19-22.

Take a look: